But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Monergism - Apologetic Report
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:46

For Those Who Seek to Eradicate Christianity

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image When I hear atheists and liberals mock and attack Christianity I always encourage them to migrate to a country where none of the influences of Christianity are present. I tell them that it would be better for them to live in a country where none of the plagues of Christianity has taken root...

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imageYesterday Jared Moore, the mastermind behind the Pop Culture Coram Deo Blog listed the top 50 Christian (orthodox evangelical) blogs based on web traffic. We are grateful to see that two of our websites made the list:  Monergism.com at #9 and ReformationTheology.com at #20.

Their list is solely...

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Saturday, 24 February 2018 03:44

A Sound Conversion

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It is evident that our conversion is sound when we loathe and hate sin from the heart.A man may know his hatred of evil to be true, first, if it is universal- he that hates sin truly, hates all sin.Secondly, true hatred of sin is fixed- there is no appeasing it but by abolishing...

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by D. A. Carson

In EXODUS 4 two elements introduce complex developments that stretch forward to the rest of the Bible.

The first is the reason God gives as to why Pharaoh will not be impressed by the miracles that Moses performs. God declares, “I will harden his heart so that he...

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by K. Scott Oliphint

Atheist: Sam Harris has written a masterful exposition of the myth of free will. And the reason that free will is a myth, Harris and I understand as committed scientists, is that all that happens is the product of a materially determined process. Since everything that happens,...

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Saturday, 17 February 2018 04:17

Free eBook by Richard Sibbes

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For some unknown reason, Facebook has blocked all links which go directly to the download page so if you wish to download this eBook please click here to take you to the page. 

The book was first published in 1630, and is considered one of the classics...

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Friday, 16 February 2018 04:11

Bible Logic Fallacies of Synergists

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image The following numbered items are common assumptions made by synergists in rejecting the bondage of the will and God's sovereign grace in salvation.

Fallacy #1. God would not command us to do what we cannot do.

God gave the Law to Moses, The Ten Commandments, to reveal what man cannot do, not what...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:27

This Week's Featured Free Resources 2-14-2018

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“We must learn to avoid the contemporary plague of preaching the benefits of the gospel without proclaiming Christ himself as the benefactor of the gospel. We do not offer people abstract blessings (peace, forgiveness, new life) as commodities. Rather we preach and offer Christ as crucified...

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by John MacArthur

Well, let’s open our Bibles to Mark chapter 12...Mark chapter 12. We’re going to begin today what is going to be the fast track through the rest of the gospel of Mark. Over the next couple of months it’s going to be a wonderful experience for us. Tonight...

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Monday, 05 February 2018 05:49

Studies on Saving Faith (eBook)

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In ePub and .mobi and .pdf formats

One of the most helpful books we have ever read on the gospel. Pink's deep understanding of the nature of regeneration and how that relates to faith and works is top notch. Pink levels the serious and solemn charge that much “evangelistic”...

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image Bible Q&A with John MacArthur

QUESTIONER: Thank you.

JOHN: Yes. Go ahead.

MARISA: My name is Marisa Hernandez. And my husband and I are missionaries to Arabs and we've been approached by Christian Arabs in this congregation with this question. Allah is the name that thousands and millions of...

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:49

Changed into the Same Image, from Glory to Glory

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“Thoughts of Christ are assimilating thoughts, sanctifying and transforming thoughts:

‘But we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord’(2 Cor. 3:18).

Aut...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 01:04

"Racism still exists"

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by Darrell Bernard Harrison

I've lost count of the number times someone has said to me, "Racism still exists", as if 'racism' were tantamount to a carton of milk with an expiration date. Not once has anyone said to me, "Murder still exists." or "Lying still exists." or "Adultery still exists."

Why is...

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As many of you know, Facebook has announced that it will soon be changing its algorithms so that you mainly see posts from the users' friends and family, and downgrading some other content from visibility. We understand that even pages that users voluntarily follow may have their content downranked...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:32

On the Right Use of the Law

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by J. Gresham Machen

“The truth of Christianity cannot be established by the intellect unless an important part of the argument is based upon the fact of sin which is revealed by the law of God; the beauty of Jesus, which attracts the gaze of men, cannot be appreciated without a knowledge of...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 03:05

Every One of You Who Judges is Without Excuse

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When out walking by the lake I was talking to my Chinese friend trying to explain to him the concept of sin, but he did not quite understand the concept as it related to God. So I explained that sin is rebellion, an affront and desecration of the majesty and holiness of God ... a flagrant...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 07:33

John Owen on the Holy Spirit

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image John Owen is among the theologians whose thoughts most closely mirror my own and, apart from the Scriptures themselves, this particular book of his could be called the manifesto of the theology that drives Monergism.com. I can only agree with Sinclair Ferguson when he says, "Whenever I return to...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 06:09

Why is saving grace not bestowed upon all?

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image QUESTION. Why is saving grace not bestowed upon all?

ANSWER. We must hold with Zanchius that there is always a just reason for God's will. But in particular I answer:

God gives grace to one and denies it to another—to show His sovereignty. God is not bound to give grace to all. Romans 9:15: "I...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 02:21

The Time is Short

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A sermon preached July 2, 1676, at the funeral of Pastor John Wells

"But this I say, brethren, the time is short." 1 Corinthians 7:29

The blessed Apostle in these words shows us what our station in the world is, and what all our secular enjoyments are. They are short and transient....

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God “...will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There...

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Saturday, 16 December 2017 08:54

An Essential Mark of a Sound Conversion

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We turn from our own RIGHTEOUSNESS. Before conversion, man seeks to cover himself with his own fig-leaves, and to make himself acceptable with God, by his own duties. He is apt to trust in himself, and set up his own righteousness, and to reckon his pennies for gold, and not to...

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by John Hendryx

From the beginning to the end of John's Gospel, Jesus has a definitive train of thought regarding whom He came to save. In John 6 (for example) during a discussion about faith with some Jews, Jesus declared, "All that the Father gives me will come to me" (John 6:37) - From this text...

 

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:29

Why Did Jesus Christ Come to Earth?

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“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” 1 Timothy 1:15

Christ Jesus came to save sinners.

Not, then, merely to prepare salvation for them; to open to them a pathway to...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:32

Our True Condition Before God

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 "Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God's majesty." - John Calvin

In the following section in Institutes, Calvin lays bare the true condition of our hearts in light of the majesty and holiness of...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 06:57

On the Golden Rule

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So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

It is an exhortation to his [Christ’s] disciples to be just, and contains a short and simple definition of what justice means. We are here informed,...

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